Interview with Etienne Wenger

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Knowledgelab have posted an interview with Etienne Wenger, and a full (90 min) lecture given by Etienne on the topic: “What if we assumed that society itself is a large-scale learning system?”

Etienne Wenger is one of the founding fathers of Social Learning Theoryand the concept of “Practiced Communities”. People are learningtogether – every individual deals and engage in many differentcommunities of practice. Here people negotiate and define whatcompetence and knowledge is. To know something or to be competentbuilds on the individuals experiences of being in the world – learningis a constant transformation or journey of the self.

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Stephen Dale

I’m a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about life. I love travel, good food, and good company. I’m happy to share what I know with others….even the interesting stuff! My outlook on life is pretty well captured in this quote from a book about the legend of King Arthur: “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” ― T.H. White, The Once and Future King So much to learn, so little time!
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